KidZCommunity’s Head Start programs are recognized for offering services that enrich children’s development through self-discovery, extraordinary environments, and healthy, enjoyable experiences.
Each child receives an individualized educational plan based that reflects on each child’s strengths and needs. Children are provided with the opportunity to participate in activities that support math, science, art, drama, language and culture. Children leave KidZCommunity Head Start prepared for kindergarten, excited about learning, confident in their own abilities and ready to succeed.
All our Head Start teachers are highly trained and have an Associate’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education or its equivalent. They also receive monthly training to ensure on-going professional development.
Once enrolled in one of our programs, our staff works with each family to provide an array of holistic services.
5 DAYS A WEEK – TRADITIONAL SCHOOL YEAR – 7 HRS PER DAY
Our teacher to child rations includes: 1 teacher to 8 children in the am and 1 teacher to 10 children in the pm.
Our programs promote healthy eating. Children are offered nutritious breakfasts, lunches, and afternoon snacks. Meals are served family style and nutrition elements are integrated into lesson plans to promote lifelong healthy eating habits. Each classroom receives fresh, seasonal produce from local farmers in Placer and Nevada Counties.
Regular child assessments, research-based curriculum, and individualized education plans create a path to Kindergarten school readiness.
KidZCommunity is committed to providing children an educational foundation for school readiness. Head Start preschool classrooms implement the research-based High Scope curriculum.
Active learning is the foundation of the High Scope Curriculum. Teachers spark children’s interest in learning by creating an environment that encourages them to explore fun and interesting learning materials. Children make decisions, build social and emotional skills and feel a part of the classroom community through interactions with the environments, teachers and peers.
5 DAYS A WEEK – FULL YEAR – UP TO 10 HRS/DAY
KidZCommunity partners with licensed family child care providers to offer full-day services for children 0-5 years old.
Each Family Child Care providers implements a research-based curriculum that offers developmentally appropriate care and learning.
Families also receive our complete holistic services which include family engagement opportunities and support, and health services support.
Each group size is limited to six for small Family Child Care Centers and twelve for larger Family Child Care Centers. The ratios are dependent on the ages of children, per California child care licensing.
Family Child Care Homes is an option for both Head Start and Early Head Start enrolled families. Homes are available throughout Placer County and in the Grass Valley/Nevada City area of Nevada County. Homes are available for a full working day, full calendar year, 5-days per week.
Each Family Child Care Home uses a research-based, validated curriculum approved by Head Start.
I cannot express how much the Head Start program helpme get back on my feet and thrive!
Mother of 2
I really loved the men’s program. I learned tools to be able to work with my ex and how to raise our child.
Father of toddler
I have become an advocate and have a leadership role for the first time. I love it.
Mother of 2
Two of my children are in Center Based and the youngest is in Home Based. I love all the programs.
Mother of 3
I learn new things each time I receive a home visit. Invaluable.
Mother of 2yr old
They help me with the kids and give me progress reports on how they are doing. Also, I really appreciate the diapers donations.
Mother of 2 Under 5
I was expecting less resources. I was really surprised. They had more than I expected! From offering fresh organic meals to dental and health care support, I am so grateful for all the support I have received.
Mother of 2 Under 5
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